The region may become the country's main platform for the development of this area. They intend to attract more youth to research, and successful developments will support financially
Voronezh region may become the main site in the country for the development of selection and seed research. An agreement on cooperation between the regional government and the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations was signed in Voronezh on September 19.
The document will help to more effectively promote the development of local scientists and, in the future, make local varieties of wheat and sugar beets more economically attractive to farmers.
Research institutes that are engaged in agrobiotechnology are waiting for modernization and personnel changes. There are about a thousand scientists of seed growers and breeders in the Voronezh region, but most of them are pensioners. They intend to attract more youth to research, and successful developments will support financially.
Mikhail Kotyukov, head of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations: “We understand the competencies that are perhaps not enough here, due to which they can be replenished so that our joint program is effective, successful, attractive, including for young people who will come to raise academic science potential. ”
Alexey Gordeev, Governor of the Voronezh Region: “We will discuss a new model of organization, we will talk about how we can co-finance here at the regional level, so that while solving the problems of scientific and technological progress, we also understood that this is the work of scientists, and that went there young people".
The head of the region noted that at present there are 10 scientific institutions subordinate to the FANO in the region. They employ more than 1000 people. “Today’s cooperation agreement is very important. On the one hand, we have accumulated huge potential in the agricultural sector, and on the other, we have a dynamic, modern, developing agricultural economy and, unfortunately, use Western technologies. Now the question is how to build an effective model of science and agricultural business in new systems of relations. I am grateful that today FANO is in correspondence with us and consults, all the more we are talking about applied science, ”the governor said.
He also stressed that today all efforts should be directed to ensure that agricultural science can supply good seed production, have breeding achievements, and pedigree cattle.
The head of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations noted that now the agro-industrial complex of the Voronezh region is one of the most dynamic in Russia.
“This is a unique platform for the FANO, where scientific knowledge has been accumulated and can be put into practice. We would really like to see Voronezh scientists who work in scientific institutions subordinate to us as much as possible involved in issues of innovative, scientific and technological development of the Voronezh region across the entire spectrum of agricultural issues. Our joint work should be productive and attractive, including for young people, who should come and significantly increase the potential of academic science in the Voronezh region, ”Mikhail Kotyukov summed up.